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and homicides and gun violence down over the first part of the year citywide. thank you to all our police officers that can thank you pastor bryant and to our faiths leaders. thank you. we need to save young men's lives and we can be safer still. weigh are getting more pollens on your streets. i look forward to sign into law the by an of hallow points
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bullets. these bullets have no place on our streets. and there's another type of violent crime where often no weapon is involved and that's domestic violence and abuse which effects whoo too many woman and children in our streets. we must prevent and report domestic abuse. i pledge - and i pledge to continue to working on the pleasantly with our partners in the community to bring to issue the violation that will prevent
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woman and children >> i'm also proud that under our probation departments and working with police and other city departments san francisco in 2012 has responded to the challenges a of realignment and intergrating non-violent programs it sport non-violent lives. and just as he must continue to be a healthier city. less than one year our adults will receive health care thanks to president obama and nancycy
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pelosi. we have a long-standing healthy program and the new international law will extend the program to 3 b thousand san franciscans. and just as we must keep getting health care and pension reform define we must address the challenge of the unfunded liability area. we're beginning to make progress but we must development a more
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responsible approach to providing health care to our retired city employees >> and know that together our partners in labor will address this the san francisco way to son sense once in a while. and finally, we must rebuilt our st. louis hospital in the mission. they're the priors of critical health deliver as well as major employers. members of the board have taken a strong leadership role working with my office to bring a proposal back to the community that delivers jobs and most importantly critical health care for our city were we're going to
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get it done. and that brings me arrest warrant why we're here today. a college track and education. i hear from businesses that they're number one priority is education. they would like nothing better to hire san franciscans but they often struggle to find their candidates. and it's clear to me the only way our city will continue to be strong is if we support the improvement of our city schools. in many cities they choose to address the keegs challenges by picking fights and appointing fingers but once again not in 90
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san francisco. together we strive for excellence in our public schools not excused. last year, i met with our community leaders the first time in our memories the mayor and others and we all agree that technology, expediting our kids earlier with the expectation for college and seth them to in our economies is the keys key to success and we're making progress. san francisco unified continues to be the hive urban development
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are high. we've seen double digit high-grades among our latin and africa kids >> results are being recognized for our achievement we received a federal grab the to bring job training in our mission neighborhood. the supervisor knows about this. these gains are possible because reforms are underway the
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partnership are in place. for our kids to succeed in this economy we must do more. that's why this year i will propose in my budgeted more resources more than $50,000,000,000 and $25 million for preschool activities. i view education as an be investment not an expense. the folk in the road for many kids and many families the point at which they decide they're though stay in san francisco or
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leave. you're going to hear me talking about this layoff a lot this year. i want our middle squirrels to courthousess choose the road to success notes the road that leads to trouble or and is the one of the 3 san franciscans who went there know we must continue to preserve our colleges decree - it's important to equip our kids to win in the 20th century you knew. i've offered the schools
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leadership to continue to go forward. i want to thank you you for working with the state to put city college back on track and r that keeps the opportunity coming for every san franciscan young person. because hope and opportunity after all are at the heart of the this place the idea we call san francisco. you know, many of us came here from smoip else or their parents did. and whether it was guadalajara or a rural county in texas what brought us here was that hope
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where in san francisco as most places offered a better life. it was judged by a play we create not by a language we grew up with. we're a city that rewards the inno matter and the risktaker. fred and harvey ye very and willie brown and nancycy pelosi. we've known our share of adversity, earthquake and the problems with aids. we're not afraid to fail or doing what we know is right. and most importantly we know
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that none of us succeed alone whether it's in reconcile or business or life. we know as michelle obama said so well, this past summer when you walk through that door of opportunity you don't slam it shut you help someone else walk through that door behind you. my fellow san franciscans i know there's no limit to the opportunities in this city in we keep the door open. if we commit ourselves and put politics behind us we can help future generations and thank you
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go with its elegant rotunda, the reflecting waters of the sub rounding lagoon and fraying rant eucalyptus trees, special dates and memorable proposals. it is the perfect picnic spot to relax with that special someone by listening to water and fountain in the lagoon and gazing as the swans go
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gracefully by. beautiful to view from many locations along the lagoon and inside the columns is an ideal place to walk around with your loved one. the palace of fine arts is the most popular location in the city arts system. reservations for weddings and other events a
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>> good morning everyone and welcome to the tuesday january 29, 2013, meeting of the san francisco county competition authority. i would like to thank jennifer lowe, jesse larson. the clerk is erica cheng. this call the roll. >> (roll call)
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we have quorum. >> thank you very much and we want to welcome our newly elected supervisors who by virtue of their election are now members of the san francisco county consultation authority commissioners london bree and norman yee. i look forward to working with you. please call item 2. >> this is an action item. >> before we act on this item i would like to open any public comment, any member of the public who would like to speak on item two come forward. seeing none public comment is closed. madam clerk if you can do a roll call. >> (roll call)
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the item passes. >> chairman: i'm wondering is legally a member of the commission is allowed to abstain; i assume there is no problem with that. proceed. >> the item passes. >> thank you very much. if you can please call item number 3.
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chair's report. >> chair: welcome to the new calendar year i have brief remarks given that it's only been a month since we had our meeting and we just started this legislative session. as noted earlier we have two newly elected members of the commission. again welcome commissioners london breed and norman yee to the first meeting. with the presidential election behind us it is fair to see that we will see more of a focus on transportation. i think it is also fair to say that there continues to be perhaps little appetite for tackling some of the core issues in terms of the insolvency of the federal highway trust fund and transportation funding nationally and of course that impact what happens at the local level.
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we certainly will continue to be diligent in watching what happens in washington dc. i know that a number of us this morning had a reception with leader pelosi who has been very helpful in the past and securing funding for transportation here in the city and county of san francisco. i also want to talk about the trend happening locally in terms of revenue measures such as the sales tax and vehicle registration fee that are administered by the authority. one of the things that is important as we move forward is to always look for the most cost-effective ways of doing the work. one of the things that i hope you continue to do is to focus on enhancing coordination among the various city agencies. we saw with a number of projects that were discussed at the
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authority that while there is communication between these agencies better communication is needed. and one of the things that i hope happens- especially with the major projects - that we continue to focus on how the county transportation authority interacts with the mta and other agencies involved in various projects that we are funding. i know that in the state of the city address, mayor lee indicated that public transportation % specifically the mta is going to be a top priority for him. i know he is putting together a working group that is going to be looking at those issues and i hope that at that work continues the county transportation authority is an important part of that discussion. the reality is that we as an agency fund many of the projects that make public transit work in the city and county of
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san francisco. we have to have a seat at the table. we look forward to working with mayor lee in that endeavor. the last thing that i want to say on a more personal note, this will be my last meeting as chair of this county transportation authority. i want to thank my colleagues % some of them are not here because they were termed out, forgive me the vote of confidence in selecting me as chair. has been an honor serving in this capacity. one of the things that happened in playing this role is a reaffirmation of what an excellent staff we have here as an agency. it's been a pleasure to work with the senior staff, the staff; even though he is technically not here -- he has moved on -- i do want to acknowledge again jose luis moskovitz [sounds like] and
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what he has contributed to the agency and his influence and impact can still be felt. it has been an honor for me to play this role. and the thing about these roles i do believe that all of us here in this room have something to add; it is important that other people have the opportunity to play this role. i want to thank my colleagues in the staff, especially my own staff who has been staffing me on these issues of particular sheila jone hagan [sounds like] advising the public transportation issues for quite some time. it's been an honor and i look forward to working with all of you in a different capacity. with that i will open it up to any public comment on this item.
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>> my name is francisco dacosta. the last time when the elections took place i was in favor of you, the chair, and i was not in favor of whoever became your vice chair. during the term but you were the chair, one singular achievement of yours was fighting for the youth. and -- the benefits that the youth are going to receive for this 18 month period. i thought that was one singular achievement, watching you at only here in the board of supervisors but during and before the
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metropolitan transportation agency, mta. san francisco is a world-class city. and when you visit any world-class city, one of the things that you are impressed with is transportation. as you supervisors, as i often say, you are here to represent. and when the tourists come and visit our city, many of them and many visit me - we are lacking a strategy, short-term and long-term to improve our transportation system. we can pat ourselves and say we did this and that, when we
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experience gridlock, buses not on time, we have to work together to fix that. thank you very much. >> any member of the public would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. the one thing that i would add, something that i am proud of and i hope that we can continue to do as an agency, focus on how the projects that we are funding are impacting each individual district so we have a better understanding of what is happening on the ground. and that we ensure that the priorities that you as supervisors have and the communities that you represent, of those priorities are reflected in the positions made here. i want to thank staff are working closely to make sure that happens; the goal is to have an equitable distribution of resources in terms of the manage that we manage.
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we have tried to do that and i look forward to continuing in that effort. madam clerk, if you could please call item 4. >> executive directors report. information item. >> i will turn it over to our interim executive director.>> this will be short. because under item 10 on the agenda, will present the end report to you. i do want to thank chair campos, and the vice chair, it has been a pleasure to working with all of you in carrying out the authorities business this past year. >> we will open it up to public comment, any member who would like to speak on this item come forward. public comment close. unless there is an objection i will ask the clerk to call out of order item 11.
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>> recognize the outstanding service of jose luis moscovich, executive director for the authority from 2001-2012. >> i want to thank mr. moscovich and ask him to come forward. his mother is here. let's give him and his mother a big round of applause. (applause) >> i want to say couple of words about jose luis. i do know of anyone realizes that jose luis moscovich a the authority and the city and county of san francisco for almost 20 years. he started with the rather interesting title of director of congestion management, not an easy task to deal with.
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and having been you cma, congestion management agency function of the authority he helped grow the agency to just over 30 positions today and created i think a culture that truly attracts and retains a high level a dedicated and professional individuals. i'm always amazed whenever i go to a meeting where you have authority staff at the level of expertise and excellence that they demonstrate. the prior report, annual report presentation, ennumerates a number of accomplishments that we were able to attain under his watch. i want to name a couple in particular, doyle drive,
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presidio parkway, something that would not have happened were not for jose luis's dogged persistence and able to communicate what p3 is. because of his efforts it is a national model for how the public/private partnership can shift certain risks and responsibilities to the private sector and thereby enable on-time and on budget delivery of major capital projects. because of jose luis's leadership that project has become a model for not only the rest of the state but for the entire country. i really believe that what we have seen in that project is a testament to jose luis's leadership and talent. the second project i want to mention is brt,